Minion bento with sweetcorn fritter

It’s been a while since I’ve put together a fun bento lunchbox. However this weekend we planned a fun day out and I wanted to make the children a special lunch.  We’re all excited about the new new Minions film and I thought this would make a brilliant theme for lunch. So today I’m sharing our Minion bento.

minion bento with sweetcorn fritter

Sweetcorn fritter

The main component to our Minion bento was a yummy sweetcorn fritter. Sweetcorn fritter is a family favourite and I often make a few for dinner but they are just as good cold. I made ours with  Green Giant sweetcorn. This summer they have teamed up with Universal Studios to celebrate the launch of the brand new Minions movie so make sure you look out for the special packets in store now.

Green Giant Minion sweetcorn

Sweetcorn fritters are really easy to make if you fancy trying them yourselves. You will need:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 150ml skimmed milk
  • 198g can Green Giant sweetcorn

This makes 6 fritters and take about 10 minutes so are really quick and simple. First drain and blot the sweetcorn on paper towels or a tea towel. Then mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, and add the egg and milk. Whisk together then add the sweetcorn.

Heat a pan and pour in two portions of the mixture. Cook over a moderate heat until they start to turn brown. Flip over and cook the other side until cooked through.

sweetcorn fritter - the gingerbread house

Minion bento lunch:

When I sat down and thought about what I wanted to include in our Minion bento several ideas sprang to mind. Like bananas. I even stocked up on them at the supermarket but when it came down to it they just didn’t fit.

Instead I packed in the sweetcorn fritter cut into two with a little pot of mayonnaise. There was a Babybel, cucumber slices cut into flowers, and baby tomatoes. I also managed to find some Minion crisps.

Minion bento - the gingerbread house

For a sweet treat there were a selection of Minion biscuits, one handmade.

Minion bento - the gingerbread houseThere was one of the new banana flavoured Minion yoghurts

Minion bento - the gingerbread house

A pretty colourful and healthy lunch, and one which my children really enjoyed. In fact I may be making another *despicable* Minion bento when we go to see the film at the cinema. Excited!

This post was written as part of the Tots100/Green Giant Minion challenge and we received many tins of Green Giant sweetcorn in order to take part.

You may be interested in our other Minion posts:

How to make minions from kinder eggs

Recipe for minion play dough

Ravensburger minions movie jigsaw puzzle

10 minion crafts for kids

making minion balloons


  • Reply
    Sarah Willoughby
    June 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Oh my god. Please make my lunches? :p This is absolutely adorable, I love bento boxes

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    June 15, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I love this idea so much – it is hilarious and would be such fun for a child to find in their lunchbox.

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    June 16, 2015 at 11:01 am

    These are super cute! And healthy too. hooray. Pinned. 🙂

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    Let kids be kids
    June 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I love this idea. They look really good and I think my children would love them. I must give this a try.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    Sara | mumturnedmom
    June 16, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Love this, especially the fritters, I’m going to make these for my three. Have pinned! #pintorials

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    June 16, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    We’ve totally missed the Minion hype, but I love the idea of a themed lunch/bento. They’re so much fun.

    Thanks for linking to Parenting Pin It Party x

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    Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    June 17, 2015 at 10:12 am

    So cute and looks so yummy! #LetKidsBeKids

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    Eileen Teo
    June 17, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    I love sweetcorn fritter! They look so delicious. Love your Minions lunch box! #letkidsbekids

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    June 21, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Oh how cute! I love Minions AND sweetcorn, so this is a total winner for me 🙂

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